Everyone's heard of the Louve
and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but few people realize
there's an art gallery on every midway. Step right up,
folks the show's just about to start.
"SEE THE SIDESHOW, ladies and
gentlemen," spiels the talker, "Step right up. It's one
dime, the tenth part of a dollar to look at the world's
largest collection of freaks."
As his voice rolls over the
midway a large crowd collects. They listen to him
describe the grotesques wonders. "See the Human
Now admire - the "Midway Art
Gallery" of fabulous freaks, from way down there to way down
there as he points from one end of the bannerline to the
If the crudely-drawn pictures
advertising the sideshow aren't objects of art by the great
masters, they certainly are worth a laugh.
They also make for a sort of sideshow at the sideshow.